Got this sent in from David down at the blog Make It in the Motherland on his top ten Asian comedians of all time:
For the past few decades, steady progress has been made in one of the last frontiers of Asian American occupation: the entertainment industry. More recently, things seem to be approaching a tipping point – with Asian comedians boldly leading the way. Comedy has the unique ability to bring audiences across racial barriers to come together and is the first genre to experience breakthroughs. Asian comedians are beginning to get more leading and supporting roles in Hollywood, with increasing diversity in characters. The internet has been crucial in the discovery and dissemination of new Asian comics, allowing some to cater entirely to Asian audiences and sustain a career. The Asian comedians on this list range from the goofy, to the nerdy, to the intelligent and everything in between. Some play to the mainstream, others to ethnic niches or both. But they all have one thing in common: in an Asian American entertainment scene where the odds are stacked against you, the following ten comics have left their mark.So who's on the list?
Guess you'll have to read it.